Director General, Energy Transformation

Clive Maxwell


Clive Maxwell has been Director General, Energy Transformation since December 2016. Prior to this he was Director General, Energy Efficiency and Heat at the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

Clive was Chief Executive of the Office of Fair Trading from July 2012, after having been on its board as an Executive Director and previously working as Senior Director, Services Sector. Prior to joining the OFT, Clive worked in a wide range of roles for HM Treasury from 1992-2009. He led work responding to the financial crisis in 2007-2009, and worked on financial markets and regulation there from 2002. Clive has represented the UK in numerous international and EU fora, including the European Competition Network and the EU’s Financial Services Committee, of which he was Vice-Chairman from 2008 to 2009.

Director General, Energy Transformation

The Director General is responsible for:

  • carbon budgets
  • climate, energy, science and innovation
  • heat and business energy
  • home and local energy
  • smart metering implementation
  • smart systems

Previous roles in government

  1. Director General, Energy Efficiency and Heat, DECC

    • 2014 to 2016